THE BENYON ESTATE

News & Insights

From community events and business news to tips on maintaining your garden over the winter, we have something for everyone. Our community is a busy, active one and we are proud to support a whole range of events and fundraising initiatives.

Please keep in touch with 'Insights' from our in-house team and guest bloggers reporting on news in De Beauvoir. At The Benyon Estate there is never a dull day!

FROM THE ESTATE

New hospital garden in Reading bears a Hackney hallmark

A new garden has officially opened at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, designed by Jennifer Benyon of the Benyon Estate and featuring a sculpture by Hackney-based Sophie Dickens, the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

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De Beauvoir Town’s Living Waterway (Part 1)

The Regent’s Canal Living Waterway project has an ambitious goal: to create an attractive waterway which brims with wildlife all year long at the southern end of De Beauvoir Town.

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The Haphazard Gardener - A Gift of a Garden (Part 1)

A little over four years ago, my father-in-law, Bill, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. The second-storey ICU wraps around an internal first floor courtyard. The staff room, offices, visitors waiting room and corridor all look down onto this space.

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Keeping your home safe while on holiday

Your summer holiday is fast approaching and you have lots to do before you leave. Passports, travel insurance, luggage labels, bookings, transfers...

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Hospital garden created in memory of Sir William Benyon

Englefield Estate gardeners have been putting the finishing touches to a courtyard garden at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which has been transformed into a colourful haven for patients, their families and staff.

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The Haphazard Gardener - A Joyful Reunion

This year I feel as if beloved spring, having deserted us, suddenly had a change of heart and flew North to fling itself into our arms. Oh, the joy! Within a week my tulips have gone from sullenly peeping the tips of their leaves through the sodden earth, to stretching themselves as close to the sun as they can - almost as if they are standing on their tiptoes.

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Picnic season is nearly upon us!

Founder of the De Beauvoir Deli Co Harry Davies is sharing his thoughts about picnic season in UK with some inspiring salad tips!